Power of Attorney for Health Care (Advance Directive)

Who makes health care decisions if you’re unconscious? What direction have you given with respect your preferences for end of life decision-making? Do you know if the person making the decision will do what you want and that your family will agree?

Appointing a Power of Attorney for Health Care allows you name the person you trust to make your healthcare decisions when you are unable to. It can help avoid unclear, contentious family battles in court, which can divide your family. Whether you are 18 or 80, you should have a Power of Attorney for Health Care in place to direct health care decisions when you are unable to.